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Today

Rams in Recovery hosts a Recovery Meditation Group Mondays at The Well, 815 S. Cathedral St. This group enhances recovery from substance use, eating disorders, trauma and mental health challenges through meditation and support. All are welcome regardless of previous meditation experience or path to recovery. For more information, contact Thomas Bannard at recovery@vcu.edu or (804) 366-8027 or visit http://www.thewell.vcu.edu/alcoholdrugs/rams-in-recovery/.

The VCU Peppas host an interest meeting for the VCU Pep Band at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. All instruments and abilities are welcome. Those interested as asked to bring your instrument. For more information, contact Jonathan Forbes at forbesjr@vcu.edu or (703) 989-2314.

This week

The Activities Programming Board hosts Glow Crazy in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms, with food, activities such as DIY lava lamps, and LED Games ranging from ping pong to air hockey. The the VCU Police Department and Residential Life and Housing will provide mocktails to raise awareness for party safety. For more information, contact the Activities Programming Board at apb@vcu.edu.

Coming up

The Center for Psychological Services and Development’s Anxiety Clinic offers a low-cost, cognitive-behavioral group therapy program that targets anxiety-related concerns including social anxiety, panic attacks, compulsions and phobias. Group leaders provide education about anxiety and teach specific coping skills for future application. Groups meet on 12 consecutive Mondays starting Sep 19. Application deadline is Monday, Sept. 12, at the website below. Fees range from $5 to $10 per session. For more information, contact Center for Psychological Services and Development at cpsd@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1193 or visit http://www.cpsd.vcu.edu/apply/.

Notices

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act: FTC Safeguards Rule

The Office of Records and Registration is responsible for notifying the university community that it does not release nonpublic information about VCU students. This information is used and shared in a limited and carefully controlled manner. It is not disclosed, except as permitted by law, unless authorized by the student. For more information, contact Office of Records and Registration at rar@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1349 or visit http://rar.vcu.edu.

College Colors Day 2016

VCU Business Services encourages students, faculty and staff to show their VCU spirit and wear their black-and-gold VCU gear on College Colors Day, Friday, Sept. 2. The VCU PapaRAMzzi will hand out free T-shirts and prizes to the university community. Local restaurants and retailers such as Red Eye Cookie Co. and Postbellum will offer deals for fans. Official College Colors Day T-shirts are for sale at Barnes & Noble @ VCU for $11. For more information, contact Christy Rabil at crabil@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3615 or visit http://www.bsv.vcu.edu/trademarks-and-licensing/.

Volunteers Needed for the 2016-17 Student Conduct Board

The Student Conduct Board will be comprised of faculty, staff, graduate/professional students and undergraduate students. Members will be trained and then authorized to participate on a Conduct, Sanctions Review or Appeal Board. You may learn more about the VCU Student Code of Conduct and find the training schedule on the Student Conduct & Academic Integrity website www.students.vcu.edu/studentconduct. For more information, contact Karen Belanger at stuconduct@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1963 or visit http://www.students.vcu.edu/studentconduct.

Suggest Revisions to VCU's Equal Opportunity Policy

Equity and Access Services (EAS) will be revising the Affirmation of VCU's Equal Opportunity Policy this academic year. EAS would like to hear any suggestions you may have to strengthen the policy and make it relevant for VCU. The VCU community is invited to provide input through a REDCap survey at the link below. Please note that unless you provide your contact information (No. 5 in the survey), your suggestions will be anonymous. The survey will be open through Sept. 20. For more information, contact Gina Barber at gbarber@vcu.edu or visit https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=RRFLELXPPE.

Cultural Competency and Language Classes for VCU and VCUH Employees and Family

Introduction to Conversational French I, German I, Spanish I and Intermediate Italian I are offered for VCU and VCUH employees and family members for one academic credit, beginning the week of Aug. 29 through early December. Days and times vary. Participants can Improve travel experiences, connect with other cultures, add to their work skills and keep their minds engaged. Tuition waivers or education assistance may be used by those who qualify. To determine eligibility, contact Human Resources. For more information, contact the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education at ocpe@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1322 or visit http://ocpe.vcu.edu/courses/.

Calling for Pregnant Women to Participate in "Mindful Moms" Research Study

Are you a pregnant woman experiencing depressive symptoms? Would you like to be in a research study about managing depressive symptoms? The “Mindful Moms” program involves a meeting with a nurse to discuss your symptoms and your goals and requires participation in a 75-minute group gentle prenatal yoga once a week for 12 weeks, plus some home activity. Contact our research nurse about participating in the “Mindful Moms” study at VCU: 804-828-5579 or rideraw@vcu.edu For more information, contact Amy Rider at rideraw@vcu.edu or (804) 828-5579 or visit https://rampages.us/vcumindfulmoms/.

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